Bhawanipatna: A new eye hospital would come up at Junagarh in Kalahandi disrict in a joint venture between Western Odisha Deveopment Council (WODC) and Lepra India.

The foundation stone for the eye hospital was laid at Junagarh by WODC Chairperson Padmini Sekhar Deo today in presence of district collector Bijay Ketan Upadhyay and member of Lepra India Prof Radhamohan. Lepra India would bear 80 percent of the project cost with WODC’s contribution being rest 20 per cent. Radhamohan said the proposed hospital would take about an year for completion. However, it would start functioning from tomorrow in the existing building of Lepra India with eye testing and treatment of the patients.


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